Lingnan presents awards to honour outstanding research and knowledge transfer endeavours
The University organised the Research and Knowledge Transfer Excellence Awards Presentation Ceremony on 23 March. The objective of the awards is to honour achievements of Lingnan scholars that have transformed and benefited society and also assisted the University in developing close ties with the local and regional community. They were presented when the University is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its re-establishment in Hong Kong this year.
RGC Competitive Grants Awards were presented to the principal investigators of 22 research projects supported by the Research Grants Council (RGC) in the 2017/18 exercise under the General Research Fund (GRF), Early Career Scheme (ECS) or Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS). In the 2017/18 round, the University has a record high of 22 projects funded, with the total sum of funds also hits its highest amount of HK$7 million.
Research Output Excellence Awards were presented to the department of each of the University’s three Faculties (i.e. Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Faculty of Social Sciences) that have research areas achieving the highest score in a recent internal exercise in which more than 30 international academics were invited from renowned institutions to assess publications of the University’s faculty members. Recipients of the awards are Department of Translation, Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, and Department of Sociology and Social Policy.
Knowledge Transfer Excellence Awards were presented to exemplary impact cases supported by the University’s Knowledge Transfer Project Fund in which research findings have been extended to benefit the social, cultural and economic fabrics of the community or related industry. The award-winning projects include the “Touching the Earth – Environmental Art Workshop at Lai Chi Wo” project led by Prof Sophia Law Suk-mun, Associate Professor of the Department of Visual Studies, and the “Promoting Effective e-Learning Modes in Schools of Mainland China and Hong Kong” project led by Prof Wei Xiangdong, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of the Department of Economics.
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